Between Surprise and Social Science

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dc.contributor.author MAIER, Charles S.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-10T12:29:36Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-10T12:29:36Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.issn 1830-7736
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/12400
dc.description.abstract Social scientists and historians have been living in a world of unexpected outcomes. The revival of passionate political ideologies in the l960s, the reversal of predicted secularization in the modern world, the collapse of communist regimes at the end of thel980s, and the contemporary economic crisis were all events that flew in the face of social-science predictions and analyses. But despite its prevalence most social science has not attempted to deal with surprise as a category of event. This essay seeks to analyze surprise at least as a category of explanation and narrative, one that mediates between counter-factual and factual. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries EUI MWP LS en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2009/04 en
dc.subject Surprise en
dc.subject narrative en
dc.subject counter-factual en
dc.title Between Surprise and Social Science en
dc.type Other en


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